Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a .m. - June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Florida Department of Corrections Contract W1018


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Florida Department of Corrections Contract W1018 to provide Florida Department of Corrections work squad for the Parks & Natural Resources Department.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
  • With the Parks & Natural Resources Department managing and maintaining approximately 30,000 acres of conservation lands, utilizing inmate labor is a valuable resource and provides cost savings.  The Hardee Correctional Institution has provided approximately 8,000 hours of inmate labor annually for use at county preserves under annual agreements executed by the Board.  The assistance of inmate labor has been instrumental in accomplishing the amount of work that is required in the maintenance of our environmental preserves.
  • On October 22, 2013, Work Squad Contract WS872 between the Florida Department of Corrections and Manatee County was approved.
  • On July 29, 2014, Amendment #1, extending the contract for one year to November 15, 2015, was approved.
  • The attached Work Squad Contract W1018 replaces the current contract WS872.  The contract is for three years, beginning November 16, 2015, and ending November 15, 2018, with a renewal option at the County's initiative for one additional three year period under the same terms and conditions.
  • Staff recommends acceptance of Work Squad Contract W1018.
  • Funding source is the Watershed Management Fund.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return two executed original agreements to Jayne Roberts, Parks & Natural Resources Department, for transmittal to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
57,497 4010009500

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Florida Dept of Corrections Contract W1018.pdf